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Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

July 28, 2014 at 7:04 AM

President’s visit: An idea on how to ease traffic in the future

As I was waiting for traffic to clear during the president’s visit, I came upon the idea of using the Museum of Flight as a venue for solving the financial crisis of fundraisers for candidates in the Northwest [“Obama visits Seattle for two fundraisers,” Local News, July 22].

Our museum is a flamboyant display of the genius of aviation, has ready access, is easily defensible, accessible parking for Air Force One, scalable for many more donors than a private residence, less expensive for security and, oh, less disruptive for us voters in the predictable I-5, Highway 520 and neighborhood traffic slowdowns.

The museum presents a logical choice for a festive gathering no matter what political persuasion the fundraiser-in-chief is.

The downside is that our esteemed guest did not see his cheering or protesting voters, a misfortune not shared by this writer. I could not afford the time or price of admission.

Mark Wilson, Seattle

Comments | More in Politics | Topics: fundraisers, Mark Wilson, Museum of Flight

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